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Lundstram benched as Fleck returns for Blades’ second Gameweek 30+ fixture

John Lundstram (£4.9m) is only among the substitutes as Sheffield United get set to contest their second fixture of Double Gameweek 30+.

The Blades are away at Newcastle United this afternoon, with kick-off on Tyneside at 14:00 BST.

Lundstram drops to the bench to accommodate John Fleck‘s (£5.0m) return, with the Scotland international having recovered from the injury that forced his non-involvement against Aston Villa on Wednesday.

That is the only change Chris Wilder has made to his starting XI, with John O’Connell (£4.7m) still not fit.

That means there is another start for budget defender Jack Robinson (£4.0m), who supplemented his clean sheet with two bonus points at Villa Park in midweek.

Oliver McBurnie (£5.7m) and Billy Sharp (£5.6m) start up front yet again, while Dean Henderson (£5.3m) is between the posts.

The on-loan goalkeeper won’t be eligible to face his parent club, Manchester United, in Gameweek 31+, however.

Steve Bruce has also only made one change to his starting XI, despite three months having passed by since the 1-0 win over Southampton.

Joelinton (£5.5m) for Dwight Gayle (£5.0m) is the Magpies’ only alteration.

There is another ‘out of position’ start for Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) on the right wing, meanwhile.

This fixture doesn’t scream ‘goalfest’ on paper.

Only Liverpool have conceded fewer goals on the road than Wilder’s side this season.

And no club has conceded on fewer occasions than Newcastle on home soil in 2019/20.

No team has scored fewer goals on their own turf than Bruce’s troops, either.


Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Rose; Shelvey, Hayden; Ritchie, Almiron, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton.

Sheffield United XI: Henderson; Robinson, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Baldock; Sharp, McBurnie.

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1,479 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mega hauls coming up from Salah and Mane tonight...

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    The Lord not on yet?

    1. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      On then off, back on now.

  3. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    The GW now depends on Aguero. (TC)

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      And a low score from kdb would help..

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yep

  4. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I have hendo, basham, egan, and lasc.. ml rival has lundy, so cert lundy scores the equaliser here.

  5. UnitedFan
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Tammy benched by the way.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dial up?

      1. beric
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Classic

      2. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        56k

  6. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pogba, Bruno and Rash vs a Sheffield United without Henderson, Egan and potentially O'Connell

    Damn

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Who’d you bring in if you didnt own either, Bruno Or Pogba?

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        B

    2. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      They still play a system which Utd tend to struggle against

  7. Blunder fc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Bloody Giroud, when did Lampard become deschamps?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Since Giroud is actually really effective.

      1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Giroud makes the attack better. No complaints there

        1. Blunder fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I agree, but he's not the one in my side. Thought Lampard would go back to tammy

  8. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    2-0 Ritchie

  9. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Richtie goal

  10. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ritchiessential

  11. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ritchie is back. -1 for Eagan owners

  12. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    2-0

  13. Luka does it again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Nice!!

  14. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    3gan.

  15. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    2 more points gone

  16. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Amazing goal

  17. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hendo has lost interest.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Didn’t seem to react to it did he, maybe was blinded by a def

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who got Richtie FH?

  19. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Assist for who?

  20. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Least Egan avoids the goals conceded negative points I guess :/

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dont think he does

    2. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      nah lol it still counts

    3. Lord Tachanka
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Welllllll......

    4. Warby84
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He gets the (-) points

    5. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      On - 3 today

  21. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Was that Lascelles with the A?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hayden

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lol no. It was Hayden.

  22. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    That's taking the piss now

  23. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Looks like Rashford over Vardy for this week then?

  24. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hayden assist

  25. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lascelles YC

    1. beric
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hooray

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Noooooo

  26. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ritchie rich

  27. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Henderson having a mare

  28. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lascelles YC

  29. tm245
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Lascelles YC

  30. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Wow this is getting worse.
    66 with 6 to go 🙁